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Cutty Sark with sails set. Photo by Allan C. Green – State Library of Victoria, Allan C. Green collection of glass negatives.


Historic British tea clipper Cutty Sark caught fire early Saturday, as reported by the BBC News. The fire was quickly extinguished and the 1869 ship suffered minor damage and was able to reopened unaffected parts of the ship to visitors Sunday.

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BBC News: Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark has been damaged in a fire in London.

A small part of deck three and the hull timbers were damaged, however firefighters managed to contain the blaze, London Fire Brigade said. Twenty firefighters were called to the ship in Greenwich, south-east London, at 07:21 BST and put the fire out within an hour.

Cutty Sark (2002). Photo by sandpiper via wikipedia

An investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the latest fire. Read more from the BBC News here…

by Mai Armstrong

F/V Sherman Zwicker, Maine Maritime Museum. Photo by Jacklee via wikipedia

Have you been aboard F/V Sherman Zwicker yet?

This historic wooden schooner, transformed from her fishing boat roots, has been making waves on the Hudson waterfront as a chic and trend-worthy floating oyster bar called Grand Banks.

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Moored at Pier 25 on the Hudson River, the 145 capacity vessel sports a menu that includes “sustainably sourced oysters” and “nautically inspired cocktails”.

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Unless you want to wait until next April to check out their Engine Room, you’ll want to get to Pier 25 before the end of the month. F/V Sherman Zwicker will be heading south for the winter at the end of October.

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Read more about the history of the F/V Sherman Zwicker at

by Mai Armstrong



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